The OnePlus 8T could have a flat display with a hole-punch cutout
It’s been a busy year for OnePlus. The company has already released 3 smartphones this year (the 8, 8 Pro, and Nord), its first-ever truly wireless earbuds (the OnePlus Buds), and plans on releasing possibly 2 more mid-range smartphones (code-named “clover” and “Billie“). As usual, though, OnePlus is gearing up to launch another flagship smartphone in the fall, and it’s expected to be the OnePlus 8T. Thanks to a teardown of the latest OxygenOS 11 Beta 4 release, we may have just caught our first glimpse at the upcoming phone, which is expected to be code-named “kebab.”
XDA Member and frequent OnePlus tipster Some_Random_Username did a teardown of OxygenOS 11 Beta 4 for the Oxygen Updater blog, and he found a few interesting tidbits that may pertain to the upcoming OnePlus 8T. First, a teardown of the new OnePlus Camera application suggests OnePlus is working on 8K video recording support, which currently isn’t available on any OnePlus device and is thus thought to be for the OnePlus 8T. We previously discovered evidence an upcoming OnePlus device may come equipped with a 64MP camera sensor, which can capture more than enough pixels to record at 8K resolution.
Here is the code mentioning 8K resolution support:
More importantly is a file found in the latest OnePlus Settings app called “oneplus_8t.webp.” This is an image file that is shown in the About Phone page in OxygenOS. Presumably, this render will be shown if the OS detects that the device is a OnePlus 8T, though we can’t confirm if this render is of the actual device or merely a placeholder.
From the render, we can see that the device has a flat display and a single hole-punch cutout in the top left. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, in contrast, have curved displays, while the OnePlus Nord has a dual hole-punch cutout. We can’t really see anything else, though, including the back, but we can see the earpiece speaker, the volume buttons on the left, the power button on the right, and the Alert Slider on the right.
OnePlus typically releases its T-series of devices in the fall, which is right around the corner. With hints of a OnePlus 8T already trickling out, we’ll likely get more concrete details in the coming days and weeks.